The Crisis in America’s Maternity Wards

February 11, 2019

(The Washington Post) – The Johnsons’ story depicts a blunt truth about women’s health in the United States — about 700 women die a year as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. At a time when lawmakers in some states are trying to tighten access to reproductive care for women, the rate of maternal deaths in the United States is rising. The United States has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths among developed nations, a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) shows.

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